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Legal Blog Posts by Lawyers

Description

Does your website need quality legal content written by lawyers? Want to give your website visitors fresh legal posts? This WordPress plugin allows you to add a sidebar widget that displays the latest legal articles from a selectable practice area category. The article links to the live posts on law firm websites.

Features:

This free WordPress plugin is designed for bloggers or legal website owners who want to add legal content to their website(s). These articles written by lawyers will complement your website and present quality content to your website visitors. Have a blog about divorce? Pick that category to add relevant content to your blog. The text is indexable by search engines, and relevant to a category of your choice.

  • No 3rd Party Branding: This plugin is completely “White Labeled”. The design is determined by your WordPress theme and no other logos or branding will be displayed or marketed to the end user.

  • Customized Content: You customize what types of legal content (bankruptcy, family law, etc.) is displayed to your readers in an easy to use admin screen.

  • Combine Your Content with Fresh legal Headlines: This plugin will display a mix of fresh legal news headlines that you pre-determine, intermixed with your blog’s own content.

  • Adjustable Content Display: You have the ability to add a character limited summary option to display excerpts from stories directly on your blog.

  • Easy Installation: No coding knowledge is required to configure this plugin. Just activate the plugin and drag and drop the widget to your sidebar and check the front end.

  • Multiple sources of legal news categories: Bloggers can select specific types of headlines to be displayed in the widget (Divorce, current events, Family Law, etc.) in admin interface

  • Easy Configuration: This plugin features an easy-to-use configuration settings screen.\

  • Configurable name for headline box: Call this widget box whatever you want (ie. Other Divorce topics, Top Legal News, Name-Of-Your-Blog News, etc.).
    Copyright 2013 by Definition 6.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA

Screenshots

  • Full administration/customization all from the widget panel.
  • Easily customize the widget and use multiple times on your site to align perfectly to your content. You'll see here that there is no branding on the content outside of your site theme.

Installation

To install this WordPress plugin, please follow these steps:

  1. Download the zipped plugin file to your local machine.
  2. Unzip the file called “latest-legal-news-by-lawyers.1.0.2.zip”
  3. Upload the “latest-legal-news-by-lawyers” folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Install the plugin from the Plugins page on your WordPress dashboard.
  5. Activate the Latest Legal Blog Posts by Lawyers plugin.
  6. Add one or more Latest Legal Blog Posts by Lawyers widgets to the sidebar of your choice.

FAQ

Can I have more than one widget?

Yes, you can have as many widgets as you like. Each widget is specific to a news category.

Are the legal posts visible to search engines?

Yes. By picking a news category relevant to your blog’s topic, you can add some relevant and up-to-date content to your site.

How often do the legal posts update?

This plugin fetches legal posts from multiple law firm websites and organizes them by published date. Every day we pull various posts from different websites, consolidate them, categorize and cache them. When a visitor visits your website, the plugin pulls the content from this cache that belongs to the selected legal category.

The cache is reset every 24 hours. When those 24 hours are up, the next time someone visits your site the plugin will again retrieve fresh data. So, when a new article is published on one of our legal websites in your category, all your visitors will see that headline within 24 hours.

Does the widget ‘fit’ with the visual look of my site?

The widget inherits your theme’s style. It uses css for positioning and thumbnail size only. All other style elements, including font, text size and colour etc. are set by your theme.

What about article data? Can I get whole article contents on my blog?

Please contact us for details on this.

Contributors & Developers

“Legal Blog Posts by Lawyers” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.0.2

  • Tweaks to installation instructions
  • Compatibility with WordPress 3.6

1.0.1

  • Add plugin screenshots
  • Add header to plugin download page

1.0

  • Initial release